Well, I need another build on my workbench like I need another kit in the stash, but with all the talk about this kit recently, I figured it was apropos to get it started. I'm planning for it to be largely OOB, with perhaps the addition of fabric seat belts. I'm still debating the extent to which I will leave the panels open, and am toying with the idea to button one side up, and leave the panels off on the other. The goal is to show off as much of the supplied detail as possible, but also road test the fit of the open panels in the closed position.
One of the downsides to having all the panels off on this particular model is that, most of the interesting markings are wholly or partially on them. So if you're looking to feature those markings on your model, all the open panels will make that a bit of a waste of time. Since I'm planning to build "Snooks 2nd", and the personalised markings are repeated on both sides, I can have the best of both worlds. My main concern is that the result will look a bit artificial, a bit unnatural. We'll see what happens, I guess!
Here's the obligatory box photo to kick things off:
If you want to know more about what's in the box, check out my review. I'm hoping to cut plastic before I go back to work on Monday.